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Samuel Smith
Brewed at All Saints Stamford

Style: Fruit Beer
Tadcaster, England
Serve in Flute, Shaker

bottled
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RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Bottle: Pasteurised;
Also known as Organic Raspberry Handcrafted Fruit Ale
A product of England this is an ale brewed with raspberry juice and natural flavours added. Brewed at All Saints in Stamford Lincolnshire and blended and bottled at Samuel Smithís Brewery. The finest organically grown barley and wheat are used to create a complex ale which having undergone primary and secondary fermentation with different yeasts and extended maturation. This beer is blended with pure organic raspberry fruit juice and a previously cellared brew creating an unparalleled fruit ale. The smooth distinctive character of the matured ale serves as the perfect counterpoint to the pure organic fruit juice.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4373) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Appearance: Pours out a dark reddish-hued body, fairly clear, and capped with a scant, near-white head. Smell: An aroma thatís part tartish, part sweetish, and scented of raspberry, as one might imagine, and, thankfully, without that oft medicinal quality I sometimes identify with raspberry brews. Taste: Sweetish and permissibly raspberry flavored, slightly tart, and with, perhaps, a perceived underlying breadiness. Low bitterness. Slight acidity. Finishes crisp. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation. Overall: Stood shoulder to shoulder with itís cherry and strawberry based cousins for a tasting and, for me, it was the best of the Samuel Smith fruit bunch.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 7, 2012
A nice fruit beer. Raspberry being the dominant flavor and aroma, but there are hints of pear and apple. Wheaty and yeasty as well. Mild with a medium body.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sacollet (4) - Land O lakes, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2012 does not count
Hey great beer. Comes in a large bottle so sometimes you have to split it. a little sweet but thatís good in a beer now again. Have even tried it as a beer float with vanilla ice cream and it is delicious!

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinfull (833) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Малинов& колір , малинов& запах і малинов& смак))). Смачний ель від хорошої пивовар& via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aletales (73) - , Oklahoma, USA - JUN 21, 2009
pink head reminded me of Lindemanís Framboise. Some sweet malt behind lots of fruit in the nose. Nice body with a strong raspberry flavor and sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cheap (4054) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Big brown odd shaped bottle. Lucious raspberry fruity aroma. Smells like many real lambics Iíve sampled. Cloudy dark looking beer with an alabaster pink head. Delicious raspberry taste amoung other ale attributes, fairly nice! For over 5%, hides the alky content very well. Enjoyable, perhaps a very nice holiday beer. Could drink this stuff all day. Fruity and friendly, a character that is lacking in most fruit beers which lack real fruit character. There is this slight hint of bitterness in the background that keeps you alert to the fact that it is an ale. Good tingle carbonation on the palate. Finish is quite good except for that average bitter ale bite building on the center of the tongue. Not bad overall and I found this to be a beer worth itís $!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oscbert (1022) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
~Pours a cloudy light red color with thick creamy pinkish white head. ~Candy raspberry scent with an underlying malty wheat, somewhat tart. ~Tart raspberry flavor overpowers the base wheat beer. ~Light, somewhat frothy, fresh, clean and refreshing feel. Tart and sweet finish. Little bite on the tongue. ~Good fruit beer. Raspberry overpowers a bit, but good fresh flavor of raspberry. Great dessert brew!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Sampled from a 550 ml brown bottle this beer poured a vibrant pink-fuchsia with a huge dark pink head. The aroma was musty, tart and fruity. The flavor was tart raspberry jam with notes of sugar and must. The finish was medium length berry. Fairly full bodied. Very one dimensional but quite pleasant. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2009
Remarks Thin foamy mild lace pink head.Clear dark bright purple red color.Huge raspberry floral fruit front.Slightly sour mild sweet surprisingly thick rich raspberry malt body.Dry sweet clean citrus spice crisp refreshing end.Over the top raspberry, but tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2010
I took a look at the ratings, and I must say, I was flumoxed. Given what it is itís a great brew in my opinion. The listing notes it is a fruit beer, and not a lambic which is a notable difference. The aroma is moderately noticeable fresh raspberry fruit, full of sweet fruit esters, not much tartness or yeast shine through. The brew is a hazy reddish color with a soft pink to color. The taste is sweet raspberry fruit, along with a soft tartness. The sweetnesss of the beer can not be denied, but itís great almost like a raspberry soda, but a beer. Taste is natural and reminds me of cherry soda, but the glory of it all itís an excellent beer. Palate is light to medium bodied, high sparkly carbonation and a quick and clean finish. Probaly the best fruit beer Iíve had. I really enjoyed it, would buy a case for the ladies, and for myself


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